Explore the most popular birding trails in Mexico with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

great trail. it is all uphill until you get near the top... I would rate it as moderate/hard.
trail is clearly marked the entire way.
you will truly get to enjoy the sounds out nature on this trail.

Easy enough for a beginner. it was my first hike up a mountain. Took me about 3 hours. Very easy because there is a road that leads you to the top, but don't be fooled because it's entirely vertical. There are no easy/flat parts. The view from the top at the antenas is well worth it. Hang out with some Coatis if you get the chance they're really cute and really friendly.

Did this hike in June and it rained for a week straight but wouldn't have it ant other way! The rain made it that more great of an experience but did make the steps up to the ruins a bit slippery but we took our time and made it!

Loved this hike! Amazing views. Started the hike early in the morning to watch the sun rise. The incline in some areas are steep. Make sure to bring the correct shoes. Overall it was beautiful.

This is a nice and easy trail that goes inside of a wonderful place full of vegetation and trees, and with a beautiful river of clear and fresh water. Wonderful views!

1 month ago

I decided to visit the Sótano del Barro and see the guacamayas (macaws) leaving the cave. To do this, I had to leave at 2am from Jalpan de Serra to get to the trailhead on time to start walking and be ready at the sinkhole before the sunrise. Hiking in the dark and on a sloping trail was an exciting experience for me, I had to use a headlamp to see the path but it was easy with the help of the guide. Once at the top, and contemplating the sinkhole, the beautiful landscape and the flight of the macaws, I felt it was worth the effort.

2 months ago

We left Jalpan de Serra at 4:30am to be on time for the sunrise at el Mirador 4 Palos. We parked the car at the small community of 4 Palos where we had to pay a fee, then we walked up in the dark using headlamps, these were very exciting moments! Once on the summit, still in the dark, we waited for the sunrise contemplating a wonderful landscape full of beautiful colors. I have no words to describe how beautiful the landscape looked when the sunrise started, the colors were changing at each moment in any direction, it was something exciting, incredible! Definitely I will come back again!

Tough hike for a hot day! Very few switchbacks, almost straight up! Great views of the city below all the way up however. Well used by a lot of people of all ages, even on the Wednesday afternoon that I went. Beautiful blooming cactus and a friendly raccoon that met me up top!

Love it

on Malinche

2 months ago

Nice altitude climb. Relatively easy compared to the other volcanoes

It was my first hike ever. The view from up there it’s definitely worth it. Although I must admit that I didn’t fully complete it as my group decided to only go as far as the vacant Cableway.

3 months ago

Its a great trainning run because of the high altitud and the scenes are beauriful. I strongly recommend if its your first, to go with a group or partner. There’s parking in the nearby houses.

3 months ago

hard and rocky.
beautiful views

Walking on this trail and contemplate the beauty of the river and the landscape, was an unforgettable experience. I did not believe that this beautiful place existed, beautiful waterfalls, natural pools to swim and a landscape that will leave you with the mouth open. I definitely come back again soon.

Beautiful beach to walk on with a little lagoon as well. There are some B&Bs on the other side of the lagoon. On the little road down you can stop and see Kaia about a horse ride on the beach as well. This one is a little bittersweet for me. I got wrapped up in a wave fishing about 10 yrs ago and it took them 6 1/2 hours stateside to put my leg and knee back together. Came very close to losing it. Beautiful baja day today...

4 months ago

Awesome views on this one of the ocean and surrounding area of Todos Santos. Wanted to do the rest of the trail but it was a little tough for my wife. Not most peoples usual idea of a trail... Very rocky with less than desirable footing but worth it. I'll try to go back and do the rest of the trail before I leave.

4 months ago

Awesome walk along the boardwalk and through some shopping areas. We also took in the Whale Museum. This area in La Paz is very beautiful and they work very hard to keep it that way. Every time I have been here there have been many workers raking the sand, sweeping and repairing the sidewalks, etc. There are so many beautiful sculptures all along the water as well. We'll be back in a week!

4 months ago

This used to be just for the local fisherman... Just a small little group of fisherman holding on to the old ways of hand lining their fish to make a humble living. Now a good size tourist hotel stole some of their land to make another attraction... Nice little beach. I saw a small group of hikers doing a trail up the mountain that i'll do and post in a few days.

I decided to walk better than drive on this incredible road contemplating the beautiful landscape full of plants and trees. The countryside, the waterfalls and the pools are a fascinating natural beauty, I really enjoyed this incredible place. I will definitely come back again.

Beautiful view and surrounding vegetation! The road is a little uncomfortable to walk on at parts as it is similar to cobblestone, but the view is worth it!

9 months ago

An incredible trail that leads to an even more incredible viewpoint. The trail leads you through beautiful old growth Oak forest to a spectacular spot where the desert meets the forest. Observe a wide variety of wildflowers and birds, and enjoy a meal at the community cafe. From Cuatro Palos you can see as far as the Pena de Bernal and the Bucareli Franciscan Mission. The community charges a small fee to hike to the view point, with proceeds going to improve the tourist infrastructure of the community. As Cuatro Palos is one of the poorest communities in Queretaro, feel free to bring donations and dog food to the community.

10 months ago

The Sierra de Santa Rosa is an ideal place to hike and enjoy nature. I could not imagine how close to the city of Guanajuato in Mexico there would be such a fascinating place, everything there is beautiful. I hiked on this mountains and visited the little town of Santa Rosa de Lima during the rainy season, but it was a day without rain with a pleasant climate, and a little fog that gave a very nice touch to the landscape. The dam is an amazing place, here I was resting and enjoying some pleasant moments of quietude. Definitely I will come again and explore more trails of this beautiful sierra.

11 months ago

Buena ruta, un poco pesada pero vale la pena.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Excelente clima, camino de fácil acceso, mucha gente muy amable.

Amazing Canopy views!!

scenic driving
Sunday, May 07, 2017

Just did this drive and tour of the ruins 4/28/17. The drive from Playacar, which is where we stayed, was easy. 4 lane road the whole way. Rented a car and did our own thing that day. Tulum was awesome right on the coast. We hopped on the shuttle they have from the village area where you park to the ruins. Saves having to walk about a half mile each way in the heat and humidity. Doesn't take long to do the walk around the ruins, but be prepared for lots of people. Crowded to the max. Did not go to gran cenote though. Planned on it but ran out of time. This is a great day trip if you're in Playa. Worth doing for sure.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

This trail is awsome for training tough peaks . It has pretty tough trails that are no marked, all tough you can walk thru the river and rocks. Getting to the peak is about an hour of pure upward trail.
It has nice views, lots of vegetation and flowers. lots of bugs, specially millipede and spiders.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Simply a beautiful area i almost lived in. The ocean here has so much life that the shells just stack up on the beaches. If you like to collect seashells this little walk is for you. We probably brought back 25 lbs from our different visits there. There are so many shells the city hires workers to shovel them off periodically to dispose of them. The water is very shallow, very warm and full of life. We walk in the water quite a bit and you see all kinds of fish swimming around you as you walk.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Cerritos Beach use to have one little beach front bar on it a dozen years ago but now, sadly it's more and more developed each year we go. I usually walk a mile or 2 down the beach and come back to a Negra Modelo but this day I had my wife drop my friend Brian and I, along with the 3 dogs we were care taking. First thing, the dogs found a rattlesnake, the only one I've ever seen down there in a decade. While I distracted it with a way too short stick Brian got the dogs away to safety... The walk was great with perfect weather and views.....and a cold one and a great early dinner at Cerritos Beach Club. Cerritos Beach has a world class surf break.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

unbelievable. Do it. The water is so beautiful and the ruins are stunninh

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